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    Oct 05, 2012 2:04 PM GMT
    Another season around the corner. A full one this time around!

    NBA Fans, let's see your predictions! Non-NBA fans, you shouldn't have clicked in the thread in the first place! icon_razz.gif

    Here are my fearless (foolish?) picks!

    Celtics(2)/Knicks(4)/Nets(6)/Sixers(7)/Raptors(11)
    Pacers(3)/Bulls(8 )/Bucks(9)/Pistons(12)/Cavs(14)
    HEAT(1)/Hawks(5)/Wizards(10)/Magic(13)/Bobkittens(15)

    Grizzlies(4)/Mavericks(7)/Spurs(9)/Hornets(14)/Rockets(15)
    Thunder(2)/Timberwolves(5)/Nuggets(6)/Jazz(10)/TrailBlazers(12)
    Lakers(1)/Clippers(3)/Warriors(8 )/Suns(11)/Kings(13)

    Most Valuable Player: Lebron James, HEAT
    Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard, Lakers
    6th Man of the Year: Jason Terry, Celtics
    Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard, TrailBlazers
    Most Improved Player: Nikola Vucevic, Magic
    Coach of the Year: Lionel Hollins, Grizzlies

    East: Celtics over HEAT in 6
    West: Lakers over Thunder in 6
    Champs: Celtics over Lakers in 5
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    Oct 05, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    Related burning questions:

    (1) Are the Lakers the odds-on favorites to win the West, now having spent major ca$h to bring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash into the fold? Will Kobe share the ball enough to make this work?

    (2) Now that he's signed big bucks with a talent-depleted Houston squad, will Jeremy Lin be able to maintain his composure when the going gets rough?

    (3) Will the "Geriatknicks" age work for them (veteran savvy) or against them (too slow to keep up on the floor)? Will Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd allow fans not to miss Lin? And will Amar'e and Melo finally prove they can co-exist?

    (4) Best team in NYC: the old-look Knicks or the new-look Nets?

    (5) How long can the Bulls hold together while Derrick Rose rehabs? If he cannot make it back by the All-Star break, is this still a playoff team?

    (6) Will the plans by the NBA to cut down on flopping cause certain teams (Clippers, Spurs) to make major changes to their style of defensive play?

    (7) Did anybody in the East do enough to unseat LeBron and the Heatles?

    (8 ) Have former champs Dallas and San Antonio re-tooled enough to give their star veterans (Dirk, Duncan) one last good run at the title?
  • ohioguy12

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    Oct 21, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    I have the Lakers over the Heat.

    In regards to your burning questions:

    1. Yes, the Lakers will win the West, and possibly the championship. My only concern is if Nash is becoming too old, and if they have enough depth.

    2. I like Lin, but I have a feeling he will struggle. He doesn't have a great squad around him, and I think he was helped by D'Antoni's system last year.

    3. Jason Kidd is old, and useless. I think they will again be a 5-8 playoff seed. A shakeup may be necessary during the offseason with the Amare, Melo combo.

    4. Knicks, but both will be seeds 5-8 in the playoffs.

    5. I think the Bulls can be a .500 team until the get Rose back, but we won't see the same Rose this season.

    6. I'm interested to see how the flopping rules pan out. I'm not in favor of the new rule because it's so subjective.

    7. Sadly, nobody in the East will beat the Heat. I'm almost 100% sure we'll see them in the Finals.

    8. I think the Mavs will really struggle, and not make the playoffs. The Spurs will remain solid, but take a step back.

  • Oct 21, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    The fact that you placed the spurs finishing 9th, in the western conference, is why i can't even take this thread seriously.
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    Oct 22, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    futuredoc93 saidThe fact that you placed the spurs finishing 9th in the western conference, is why i can't even take this thread seriously.



    Serious enough to respond is good enough for us. Thanks for your excellent picks, by the way! icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 28, 2012 1:28 PM GMT
    Post-Harden trade, I'm swapping OKC and Memphis as the 2 and 4 seeds.

    Also out West it'll be an all-L.A. Final now (Lakers over Clippers in 5).
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    Oct 31, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    East
    1. Heat
    2. Celtics
    3. Pacers
    4.Knicks
    5.Nets
    6. Hawks
    7. Bulls
    8 Cavs

    West
    1.OKC
    2. Lakers
    3. Clippers
    4. Spurs
    5. Nuggets
    6.Warriors
    7. Jazz
    8. T'Wolves

    Lakers over Heat in Finals

    MVP: LeBron
    Coach: Mark Jackson
    Rookie: Davis
    6th Man: Barboza
    Defense: D. Howard
    Improved: Klay Thompson
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    Nov 01, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    ohioguy12 saidEast
    1. Heat
    2. Celtics
    3. Pacers
    4.Knicks
    5.Nets
    6. Hawks
    7. Bulls
    8 Cavs

    West
    1.OKC
    2. Lakers
    3. Clippers
    4. Spurs
    5. Nuggets
    6.Warriors
    7. Jazz
    8. T'Wolves

    Lakers over Heat in Finals

    MVP: LeBron
    Coach: Mark Jackson
    Rookie: Davis
    6th Man: Barboza
    Defense: D. Howard
    Improved: Klay Thompson


    Love Kyrie Irving, but if the Cavs get a playoff spot, he's got to be at least runner-up for MVP. So much dead weight on that roster to carry. I'm probably underestimating Dion Waiters' rookie campaign to my peril. Andy V has gotten them off to a nice start.

    I had to chuckle at either Shaq or Chuck the other night referring to Barbosa as "Instant Offense. On both ends." icon_smile.gif

  • Nov 03, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    East
    1. Heat
    2. Pacers
    3. Celtics
    4. Nets
    5. Philadelphia
    6. Bullls
    7. Knicks
    8. Hawks

    West
    1. Spurs (duh)
    2. OKC
    3. Clippers
    4. Lakers
    5. Nuggets
    6. Memphis
    7. Houston
    8. T'Wolves

    Heat over Spurs in Finals

    MVP: LeBron James
    Coach: Gregg Popovich
    Rookie: Anthony Davis
    6th Man: Jamal Crawford
    Defense: Serge Ibaka
    Improved: Kawhi Leonard

  • Nov 06, 2012 12:15 AM GMT
    bledsoe is pretty amazing this year, he might take most improved
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    I'm gonna have to downgrade the Pacers now that they're without Granger for a few more months. Bulls get their division title spot back and move up to 3, while the Pacers slide down to the 5 spot. The Bucks are tempting with how they've played so far, but I'm doubting they'll hold up through the season's end.
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    Nov 07, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Finals: Lakers vs Heat (LAKERS winning the championship, Mamba gets his 6th ring)

    Just hoping the Lakers bench improves!


  • Nov 20, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    is it just me, or did everyone else see the bobcats in the running for a playoff spot